and an art worth your learning.."
Presented from Issue 112, October 2014
So said Izaak Walton in the 1600s. It seems that Burnie’s Hannah Ledger has combined angling with art rather well. Hannah is a fish fanatic, outdoor enthusiast and budding, self-taught artist. From as young as she can remember, she has always had crayon in hand, colouring book under arm and as she’s grown as a painter, jars full of paintbrushes and cupboards full of ready-to-go blank canvas’.
A country girl at heart, Hannah was schooled at Yolla District High School, a small ‘farm’ school in the states North West, then went on to Hellyer College where she was given the opportunity to really grow her art skills; And by grow, that meant skipping the classes that would probably have more an impact of getting her somewhere in life, like English and Math to spend every spare minute with the art teacher, painting or drawing.
As typical teenagers do, they make poor decisions- and after being accepted in to one of the countries top art schools, turned down the offer and decided to move to the big island, where she lived for 5 years working in what seemed ‘dead end’ retail.Read more ...
In its 7th year, RISE is on a mission to celebrate the diverse world of fly fishing, to connect anglers through shared experience, and to create public awareness of fly fishing's new dynamic emergence. The festival allows the fishing community to share their passion for the sport by attending film screenings across the country. It's the biggest kick-off to the fishing season there is!
From the organizers. These are marked as final.
Further results - Click on Read More
Tasmania will host the XV Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships from 15-18 February 2012.
On Monday 16th November, Old Mac’s Farm and Fishery at Norwood showed the Jack Daniels V8 supercar team, Todd and Rick Kelly, and 30 of their guests “good old Tassie” hospitality after the state’s largest annual sporting event. Mark Hayes, Peter Gittus, Mike Stevens and Australian Fly Fishing Representatives, Craig Carey, Ian Donachy and Joe Riley provided some impressive supervision on fly fishing.
This is an initial post for this event. A lot more information will be available soon, and Tasfish.com will have a dedicated section for this event.
Download the Registration Information document here
and the Registration Form here
The Iron House Challenge, this Easter Saturday, 23 April is an event designed to cater for all levels of sea going anglers ranging from the 40 foot plus charter boat to the beach launched tinnie.
Run from White Sands Resort at Iron House Point just south of Falmouth it promises to be fun for all.
The fishing rules for the event are also simple so as to enable a wide range of anglers access. It does not matter if you use a hand line or a $1500 electric reel, so long as you fish legally and the fish is caught during the competition hours you can be a winner.
Click Read More for the full poster and Entry Form.
The Australian National Sportfishing Association had their annual trip to Derwent Bridge over the last weekend (13th – 16th August). The trip was an absolute standout with many fish being caught. All members were rewarded with good salmon and trout.
The comp is based on the “Grand Slam” model with points being rewarded cross the four salmonoid species. Brook, Brown, Rainbow and Atlantic.
Tasmanian, Pat Sullivan recently won the ABT Derwent Bream Qualifier against Australia’s best tournament anglers. This is how he did it.
Llandridod Well, Wales 2010
1 MICHAEL LOW - SCM 17 16380 24 400
2 NEIL HIRTZEL - NZ 18 15200 20 375
3 EMELIO CAGGIANO - AUSW 18 14760 21 390
4 IAN JONES - SCM 19 18000 28 390
5 PHIL DIXON - ENG 19 17060 23 410
6 MARTIN FERREIRA - SAM 20 18660 25 395
7 TOM WATSON - AUSW 20 16700 24 390
8 JOE RILEY - AUSW 21 14120 21 400
9 SIMON KID - ENG 22 20220 31 386
10 CHERYLEE POWELL - SAL 22 16080 23 390
World Fly Fishing Championship Results
30th FIPS-MOUCHE WORLD FLYFISHING CHAMPIONSHIP 2010 POLAND
1 CZE - CZECH REPUBLIC
2 FRA - FRANCE
3 SVK - SLOVAKIA
4 POL - POLAND
5 RSA - SOUTH AFRICA
6 FIN - FINLAND
7 SPA - SPAIN
8 NZL - NEW ZEALAND
9 AUS - AUSTRALIA
10 BIH - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVI
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Presented from Issue 100
Considering the world class quality of our sea trout fishery, these fish are not sought after by enough anglers. Sea runners live in the salt water and run up our estuaries and rivers from the start of August to the middle of November. At this time of the year, they are here to eat the many species of fish that are either running up the rivers to spawn or are living in and around the estuary systems. Trout, both sea run and resident (Slob Trout) feed heavily on these small fish which darken in colouration as they move further into fresh water reaches.
The majority of these predatory fish are brown trout with rainbows making up a very small percentage of the catch. They can be found all around the state but it would be fair to say that the east coast is the least prolific of all the areas. They still run up such rivers as the Georges (and many others) but their numbers along with the quality of the fishing elsewhere make it difficult to recommend the area above the larger northern, southern and western rivers.Read more ...